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Forest Dreamers Spotted Exploring Trails

September 8, 2016 - Preschool

  News Flash!!! There is a new program in town! The Forest Dreamers Program is Irvine’s new all outdoor immersion program! Forest Dreamers were spotted on the trails of Irvine’s property this past Tuesday and Thursday morning singing, building, racing, climbing and learning all about the great outdoors! How to spot a Forest Dreamer: 1.) Forest… Read more »

Ready for Rainbows!

May 13, 2016 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

Nature Preschool had a lovely week discovering the colors of spring! We focused on rainbows, light and color. The spring scene at Irvine is mostly green. Luckily the nature preschoolers have expert “owl eyes” and spotted red leaves, orange clay, yellow dandelions, blueish earthworms and purple violets. Our week was full of overcast, damp days;… Read more »

Everything Spring!

May 1, 2015 - Preschool, Preschool Weekly

The last two weeks The Nature Preschool at Irvine has celebrated spring! For Earth day we visited Pearlstone Farm! We planted our seedlings we stared here at Irvine, saw baby goats and chickens! We read the Lorax and planted trees on our property as well! Colors of spring are popping up everywhere! Especially in our… Read more »

Rainbow Gardens

April 5, 2014 - Preschool Weekly

Fuzzy chicks, mud puddles, and tiny seeds were the name of the game this week. Colorful signs of spring were explored through rainbow collaged books, plant-based dye-making (think raspberries making vibrant pink dye), and dyed rice rainbows. We began all kinds of seedlings (peppers, squash, arugula, tomatoes) in the greenhouse and in the cold frame.… Read more »

Musical Nature

November 30, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: Music is all around! We listened to and created all kinds of wonderful music! Favorite Activities: We loved making instruments like tambourines and kazoos from recycled materials. We also enjoyed performing with Miss Jen thanks to her sharing an oboe, Tibetan singing bowl, and mandolin. We made joyful sounds by clapping and singing, too!… Read more »

Autumn Trees, Blankets of Leaves

November 6, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: The letter “Ll” led the way as we learned all about leaves. Favorite Activities: We loved reading Leaf Man by Lois Elhert and creating our own leaf people along the trail. We created beautiful watercolor leaves, lanterns, and a class wreath. We predicted how many leaves were in our guessing jar and… Read more »